Ford underestimated the Mustang Mach-E's charging time.
Not only will the Ford Mustang Mach-E be more powerful than Ford originally claimed when it launches later this year, but it will also have a faster charging time, which is a huge friction point for electric vehicle adoption. The Blue Oval has announced the extended-range, rear-wheel-drive Mustang Mach-E can add an estimated 61 miles of range in a scant 10 minutes when using an Electrify America DC fast charging station. Impressively, that's 14 more miles and 30 percent faster than Ford previously claimed when the electric SUV was unveiled last year.
"Mustang customers love the open road and less time recharging means more time enjoying the drive," said Mark Kaufman, Ford global director, electrification. "We've made it a priority to make it faster to recharge their Mustang Mach-E, and we're continuing to work with providers to ensure even more charge points are available through FordPass to make it easier to recharge."
The all-wheel-drive version with extended-range battery can also be charged up to 52 miles in around ten minutes. Both all-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-drive configurations are estimated to achieve a 10-80 percent charge in approximately 45 minutes when charging on a DC fast charging station.
The standard-range Mustang Mach-E, on the other and, can add an estimate average range of 46 miles in ten minutes for rear-wheel-drive models and 42 miles for all-wheel-drive models. Using a DC fast charging station, the standard-range Mustang Mach-E will can charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in approximately 38 minutes.
Ford has also expanded its FordPass Charging Network to include an additional 1,000 electric vehicle charging stations and 5,000 charge plugs to charge up the Mustang Mach-E, bringing the total number of charging stations and individual charge plugs in the FordPass Charging Network to more than 13,500 and almost 40,000 respectively.
"We're pleased with the continued expansion of the FordPass Charging Network and progress on DC fast charging for Mustang Mach-E ahead of its launch," said Matt Stover, Ford director of charging, energy services and business development. "We're continually looking at ways to improve the customer experience for all aspects of charging for future Ford all-electric vehicles, so expect more updates to come."